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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Personal Development

Personal Development

Essential Development

We have a suite of courses for all our new staff to ensure you are up to speed with all the important information necessary for your role at Coventry University.

All staff need to complete our Coventry Essentials online mandatory training within 4 weeks of starting at the university. Shortly after your start date you will be sent a link to the courses you need to complete, with instructions on how to access them.

New starters are required to attend the mandatory University Induction. In addition to this, if you are an academic member of staff then you will also need to attend Academic Induction.

It is also recommended that you attend Development & Performance review training so that you understand the process here at Coventry University and can set objectives for the year ahead.

As a new member of staff there may be other development opportunities you need to consider and you can find these on the course booking system.

As a manager you may also like to consider our suite of Management and Leadership Development opportunities.


I.T Development

Whether you are new to a specific software package or just want to improve your existing skills we have a selection of I.T. courses to help you develop in your role. These courses include training on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.


Health & Wellbeing

As part of your role you may require specific Health & Safety training and your manager will be able to advise you on this. The types of courses offered include Health & Safety Essentials, Health & Safety for Managers, Good Manual Handling Techniques and Personal safety. There are also other Health & Safety courses which may be suitable for your role.

In addition we offer Mindfulness, Personal Resilience and Stress Awareness for Managers.


Personal Skills

We have a selection of training and development opportunities to help you develop and improve your skills and abilities. Topics include Coaching, Customer Service, Managing and Preparing Effective Meetings, Presentation Skills, Project Management, Agenda Preparation and Minute Writing and Time Management.